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factor. president karzai and obama will meet at the white house to discuss troop levels and the wish list of military equipment karzai is bringing to washington next week. at the pentagon, jennifer griffin, fox news. >> riots getting out of control in northern ireland. protesters hurling bricks at people in belfast. the cops firing back with water cannons to fend them off. the violent protests in their third day. it started after a decision last month by the city council there to stop flying the british flag year around. such issues of symbolism frequently cause problems in northern ireland. catholics want to unite with the republic of ireland. six tour efforts killed in a snowmobile accident. it's our top story as we go around the world in 80 seconds. >> italy. the accident happening at night on an unlit ski slope in the northeast. officials say the snowmobile was pulling a sled pulling russian tour efforts when it slammed into a fence and it happened over into a ditch. investigators say speed is to blame but they are also looking into whether there was a mechanical malfunction. >>> aust
days before hamid karzai is set to meet with president obama at the white house. former chair of the house foreign affairs committee, ileana ros-lehtinen joins us to talk about what to expect from the talks. thanks for joining us. good to see you. >> thanks for the invitation. >> what do you expect to come from the talks? >> i hope not only talk about how many forces will stay in country but some of the ongoing systemic problems in afghanistan. primarily number one corruption. that has been an ongoing problem with the karzai government from day one and also the iranian influence. karzai could be seen now as a conduit in afghanistan as a financial center for are iran to use afghanistan in order to circumvent financial international sanctions and karzai's attemp attempt to cozo the taliban and his attempt at reconciliation could liberate extremist militants that could pose a dangerous threat to u.s. forces there and our nato allies. so there are many unanswered questions that i hope go far beyond how many troops are there. right now we have about 65,000. will we go to 10, 20? ho
of president obama's first term saw the emergence of an unfortunate deficit of trust between the white house and the department of defense largely arising from the decision-making process on afghanistan. the effects were costly. big difference between having different opinions about what is needed to succeed in the mission and having a deficit of trust. is it fair to say the decision making has hurt the war effort? >> i think you have to realize that the president of the united states whether a democrat or republican is the commander in chief. whoever the commanders on the ground are have to respect the issues and wishes of the commander in chief. general mccrystal and others i think may have been slow to come to the terms that the commander in chief didn't necessarily agree with them in matters with regards to them moving forward. >> all of this comes as we are looking at the possibility of chuck hagel as the next defense secretary. this is what mitch mcconnell said on "meet the press." >> views with regard to israel and iran and all of the other positions that he has taken over the years i
with the irish in miami later in sports. >>> president obama is expected to nominate former senator chuck hagel to be the secretary of defense. the white house says that the president has not formally offered the job to hagel, a vietnam veteran but an announcement could come on monday. hagel is a former republican senator from nebraska who harshly criticized the wars in afghanistan and iraq. his confirmation hearing is expected to be con tenseious -- con tentious. the senator has made controversial comments that have upset both sides of the aisle. >>> the fiscal cliff suspension is over and now the lines are drawn for the battle or -- over the debt ceiling. >> add -- as i sad earlier this week one thing i will not compromise over is whether congress should pay the bill for a tab they have already racked up. if congress refuses to give the government the about -- ability to pay its bills on time, the consequences could be catastrophic. >> speaking for the republicans today michigan congressman davecamp faulted the president and congressional de
. >>> tomorrow president hamid karzai of afghanistan will meet with president obama of the white house. when to keep u.s. troops in afghanistan when their mission comes to an end, and if so, how many. it's an issue senator lindsey graham says is key to america's success in the region. >> the possible solutions have a small footprint left behind in afghanistan where they become sitting ducks and it will lead to failure. we've fought too hard, too long to not get things right. his decision about a 2014 force will affect national security for decades. i'd like to support the president if it's a robust number. tha thanh, good evening your time. karzai has a key role in the status of the troops in the region. what is that exactly? >> reporter: alex, a lot of what's going to happen here in afghanistan post-2014 may hinge on this notion of immunity and president karzai and what he decides to do with that. that immunity would basically give legal protection for whatever force is left behind here in afghanistan, and it would give legal protection for those troops in the event they break local law. it
. >> shannon: is scheduled to go to the white thous talk to president obama tomorrow. he will present requirements for and how when american troops leave afghanistan. an infusion of american billions will be his first concern, not an uncommon request from a corrupt government, that has fed off the blood and cash of the american largess with audacity. after more than a decade of fighting, the war is not won, nor will it be. the u.s. is committed to getting its troops out by the end of 2014, except a residual force. last week, commanding general john allen committed a plan to the secretary of defense that calls for $6- to 20,000 troops to remain and train the afghan police and army. training is the state mantra for our stubborn policy to stay in afghanistan. it is an open-ended plan to keep u.s. forces busy in central asia. the generals always think of reasons to re-invent their job descriptions, it's what they do. general allen's days in afghanistan bear the soap opera, awaiting an investigation into inappropriate emails between him and a woman in tamp aflorida. she aroused the wrath o
of the white house that you get on "saturday night live" but you know to do -- >> having to do with a major terrorist attack. >> to d the obama story while obama is in office. >> which is what we did -- >> it takes a lot of balls to do that. >> i remember looking at it and it was very much exploring the area of the women and all that kind of stuff. i was aware that this was such -- because you're now dealing not just with facts but mythology and the american psyche and what kenly represents an what -- going into the darker side of camelot could do and what it could open up, and i just thought this is too much for me. also it has to be handled, i didn't think that -- every project like that this is been around that i've come across, i don't think anyone has been able to handle it in a way that i would feel comfortable getting involved in. you have to be aware you're opening up a massive can of worms there for someone to get into that and all the ramifications of it. the idea of people in high-ranking positions and adulterous affairs and all that is something that clearly is still very curren
. presidents karzai and obama will meet at the white house to discuss troop levels and the wish list of military equipment karzai is bringing to washington next week. >> extreme weather alert the east coast is gearing up for unseason bring warm temperatures ahead. the mercury expected to climb more than ten degrees higher-than-normal. a mild storm is moving across new england creating a possibility of snow. a rainstorm is over california and that could pose problems for the southern plains later in the week. >>gregg: hockey is back. it took four months and a marathon negotiating session to put the skates back on the ice. this morning, the nhl and the players agreed on a tentative deal to end the 113-day lock out and save what is left of the season. now schedules issuing including the length of the season need to be worked out. >> the coast guard has been working trying to move an oil rig that is stranded off of alaska. coming up, how a salvage team is planning to get it back to safety. >>gregg: swimmers attempt to escape from alcatraz, the race to the frigid and shark infested waters
responsibility for the examine remarks in the rolling stone article which said his aides criticized the white house. >> there was a surge in troops in afghanistan. >>> the first family has returned home to washington. just about 40 minutes ago. we showed you live as president obama and the first lady stepped off of air force one at joint base andrews. first family threw overnight from hawaii. upon arriving they boarded marine one and went back to the white house. end of the year vacation lasted more than two weeks and he did return to washington to negotiate the fiscal cliff deal. >>> a poem project started by the poet laureate will be on the river trail of veteran's memorial park. will contain as many as 50 poems for people to take home and enjoy. she said she got the idea for the project in portland, oregon. if the poem box is successful, boxes will be installed in american canyon and in calistoga. >>> a celebration of richard nixon's life will be celebrated in yorba linda. his daughter will attend the ceremony at the richard nixon presidential library. they plan to lay a wreath sent from t
. >>> president obama is expected to nominate former nebraska senator chuck hagel for defense secretary early next week. according to nbc news, the white house is aware hagel's nomination could set up a confirmation fight, some conservatives and pro-israel
of representatives. later, the president talking about the fiscal cliff agreement from the white house briefing room. now, president obama on new year's eve, and on congress to avert the so-called fiscal cliff and middle-class tax hikes. [applause] >> happy new year to you. >> hello, everybody. thank you. everybody have a seat. good afternoon, everybody. welcome to the white house. i realize that the last thing you want to hear on new year's eve is another speech from me. but i do need to talk about the progress being made in congress today. for the last few days, leaders of both parties are working toward an agreement that will prevent a middle-class tax hike from hitting 98% of all americans starting tomorrow. preventing that tax hike has been my top priority. the last thing that folks like the folks appear on this stage can afford right now is to pay an extra $2,000 in taxes next year. middle-class families cannot afford it, businesses cannot afford it, our economy cannot afford it. today, it appears an agreement to prevent this new year's tax hike is within sight. but it is not done. there are s
, i return to the white house more determined and more inspired about the work we have to do and the future that lies ahead. >> that's president obama delivering his victory speech on election night. the race wasn't even close, despite the poor state of the american economy. maybe mitt romney never had a chance. his fellow contenders feasted on one of their own during the primaries. isn't the american way that if somebody gives you a smack on the nose you eventually have to smack them back. isn't it time now for you to accept that this negativity has pounded you into a position where much as you would like to keep it positive, isn't it time you got the old gingrich fist out and gave romney a good old smack? >> harry truman in his great re-election campaign when he was so far behind that gallup quit taking polls in mid september, went after dewey and crowds would yell out give him hell, harry. and he yelled back, no, i just tell the truth and it hurts like hell. i think romney's record is so bad, he's clearly a moderate, he's done so many things that are indefensible in the re
there in wall street and industry? >> guest: well, look, first of all, let's not say if obama lets it happen. there are a bunch of people in washington who are involved in this, the congress is involved along with the white house. democrats and republicans both have a role to play in whether we resolve this problem or not. the fact that we've let it get to this extent, the fact that we are leaving the american people exposed to the risks associated with the fiscal cliff because they couldn't deal with these problems on time early enough or with any foresight is a national scandal, and i think it warrants the outrage that it's generated. but having said that, um, you know, the fiscal cliff is a correctable problem. you go over the cliff and, yes, the consequences could be 3-4% of gdp growth just by contracting government spending due to automatic cuts by, say, 6 or $700 billion. but the day of after that the market's going to fall 7 or 800 points, and it may be that it falls 7 or 800 points the day before. washington will get the message, they'll fix it. what i fear and what i think is the re
the debt ceiling. as president obama returned to washington from hawaii the senate republican leader ruled out raising tax revenues and said the white house should start working with congress immediately to cut spending. the kentucky republican would not rule out shutting down the government. >> it is a shame that we have to use whatever leverage we have in congress to get the president to deal with the biggest problem in the future and that is our excessive spending. >> peter alexander standing by. besides the looming battle to lift the debt ceiling the president faces a series of other fights. immigration reform. we hear president obama is ready to take up gun control. what more can you tell us about gun control specifically? >> reporter: the president has his hands full with a series of challenges. now that gun control issue is one that certainly is going to rear its head in the days and weeks ahead. the washington post reported that the administration's plan as a result of this working group being led by the vice president isng
cameraman". what's the association with the obama campaign or the obama administration? >> well, in 2008, on the obama campaign, i was the first videographer, something i carry ied into the first two years in the white house. the last cycle, i did not work on the campaign formally or at the white house. i worked in the new and strange murky world of super packs and pacs and independent expenditures. >> talk about the campaign in 2008. how were you hooked up with the president? >> well, you know, there was an ad on craig's list -- no, that's not the case. there was a place of right place, right time. a friend of mine was working at cnn as a documentary producer. that's a more normal path into politics, as much as i was interested, i was a fiction filmmaker, not first on anyone's list. she knew i was passionate about politics and wanted to get involved, brought me in, and then i hit it off with the senator and traveled, you know, inside the bubble. >> how long did you do anything? was it 24/7 for you for awhile? >> you know, especially in -- on the campaign, it really felt like 24/7. i was
it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. . >>> president obama is expected to nominate chuck hagel, a former republican senator and vietnam vet, to be his next secretary of defense, a nice bipartisan gesture, right? you'd be wrong. a number of republicans and a sprinkling of democrats are underenthused. hagel has bucked his party on several issues, many of them dealing with war and keeping the peace. he opposed the 2007 bush announcement of a u.s. troop surge in iraq with gasp-inducing rhetoric. >> i think this speech given last night by this president represents the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam. >> as senator haig el also voted against sanctions on iran, a country dedicated to israel's extinction. instead he favored direct negotiations, viewpoints not at odds with but to the left of president obama. hagel also supported negotiations with hamas, a u.s.-designated terrorist group, and h
-term deficit. >> and new today politico is reporting that president obama has settled on former republican senator chuck hagel for secretary of defense. an announcement is expected on this tomorrow. >>> let's go right to the white house, where the first family arrived less than an hour ago now, like 30 minutes ago. and the president has at least three big things waiting for him. nbc white house correspondent peter alexander is joining me live. peter, good sunday to you. let's first hear more about his reported pick for defense
harris perry. president obama will move forward with one eye on the political moment of the day and the other on the political legacy of a lifetime. when the time comes to hand over the keys to the white house to the successor, so too, will the president hand over his role as the head of the democratic party. jefferson, lincoln, roosevelt and reagan left behind empowered coalition without the charismatic leader who helped forge the original alliances. president obama's obligation is to ensure a democratic party strong enough to stand on its own after he's no longer there to support it. quite frankly, without the president to lean on, the democrats are looking wobbly at the moment. right now, the democratic party is basking in a residual warm and fuzzy left over in the wake of the president's re-election. in november, 51% of rerespond t rerespondents gave the democratic party a favorable rating compared to 40% of the gop. it's only temporary. before the election, you have to go back to the summer of 2009 to find a time when americans weren't just as disgusted with democrats as t
with the white house while he was in charge in kabul. there were apparently major disagreement about how many troops should be sent to war, the beginning of the obama administration and mcchrystal rights that military leaders wanted 30,000, and the president approved 17,000 and 4,000 more added, but only after what sounds like, in this book, some very intense back and forth between the two sides about, with obviously different views how to do the insurgency, back to you in new york. >> tucker: not allowed to make fun of the president's friends apparently. >> thank you peter. finish reading team arrival, i've sure you read it a while ago, the lynn done biography and i think of general mcclellan, calling-- in the press talking out loud, making fun of lincoln and calling him a gorilla, and water off the duck back, calling me a gorilla. >> alisyn: hannity-- make sure to see hannity, general mcchrystal will be there, and had a lot to say. tell you what else is happening, there was another deadly shooting in aurora, colorado, this time a gunman killed three family members inside the home. sonny sho
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